We have just returned from a 3 day stay at this hotel.
On arrival we were greeted by an extremely pleasant concierge, welcoming us to the hotel and asking if we had had a pleasant journey.
Monday morning we asked at reception if we could have two extra pillows for the room, I was assured this would be no problem. On arriving back to our room several hours later our pillows were there on the bed.
Our room (223) was spacious, perhaps a little dusty in the corners, and the bathroom grouting needed a little TLC. Lighting in the bedroom was soft and subtle, could have done with a reading light however. Water........ we had read that it was difficult to get hot water, we certainly never found this to be the case, steaming hot water for bath, showers and wash hand basin at ALL times.
Food served cold??? Our meals were always served hot (unless for cold dishes) by extremely courteous staff. Plenty of selection to suit all tastes. We overheard a fellow diner explain she needed a cealiac diet......... "no problem madam I will speak to the chef" was her reply. She managed a 3 course meal.
Rooms were cold??? On the contrary, our room was well heated as was the rest of the complex. We sat in the dining room, library, drawing room and at no time were we anything other than warm.
We had a wonderful afternoon tea on Tuesday again served by smiling courteous staff, the young lass on duty helping us withour decision. Helpful but unobtrusive and a credit to her employers.
The dining room was fully booked our first evening but we were directed to the Claret Jug where we enjoyed a delicious 3 course meal again served by dedicated smiling staff.
Our only disappointment was having booked our annual luxury break we were unable to book a massage/spa treatment despite phoning before we left. Unfortunately for us they were fully booked. Perhaps we will be lucky next time?
Would we go back .................... Most definately YES.
Thank you to all concerned for making our break extremely enjoyable and luxurious
Perhaps worth mentioning the hotel appears to be undergoing some sort of renovation programme with several rooms down by the spa closed off, perhaps this is where some of the poor reports have surfaced from.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The sweeping driveway leads up to one of the grandest entrances in Yorkshire, where you’re met by a very warm welcome from our concierge. This unique 18th century former family home has beautiful landscaped gardens and lawns. Inside you’ll find grand staircases, 152 bedrooms, a state-of-the-art spa & fitness club and private function rooms. Dining at Oulton is a treat for the senses. From the classic Yorkshire afternoon tea served by the butler in the Drawing Room, to Champagne on the terrace, or a steak from the Calverley Grill.If you’re interested in the outdoors there are many activities that can be arranged. Or golfers of any level will find challenge in the 27 holes that are the meandering fairways and perfect greens of The Calverley and Hall Courses. Raise your game even further with the North’s leading golf facility in the Nike Academy. As well as custom fitting, the Academy uses the latest technology to significantly improve your game. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- De Vere Oulton Hall Hotel Oulton
- De Vere Oulton Hall Leeds
- Oulton Hall Leeds
- Oulton Hall & Spa Yorkshire